Who Is She


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Professor of Economics
Heba Nassar

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Cairo University
Faculty of Economics and Political Science


PhD, Economics, Joint Supervision University of Cologne, Germany, and Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1983
MSc, Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1979
BSc, Economics, Faculy of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1974


Health Economics
Labour Absorption

Work history

Professor of Economics,1994-Present.
Vice President (for Society Service and Environmental Development), Cairo University, 2008-2013.
Vice Dean, (for Society Service and Environmental Development), Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, 2008-2013.
Chair of the Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 2007- 2008.
Director, Center for Economic and Financial Research Center, 1998-2005.
National Coordinator, Jobs For Africa-ILO, 1999.
Honorary office and memberships: 
Member of a number of national and regional institutions, such as:
Talloires (universities engagement in civic engagement, the Regulatory Organization of the Electricity in Egypt; the Human Rights Committee at the Higher Council for Culture-Ministry of Culture; the Egyptian National Competitiveness Council,
Human Resource Subcommittee; Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey; and the Advisory Board for the Migraion Policy Center
Has been reviewer and consutant on several international prjects, including: Reviewer for the Migration Project, UNESCWA, Beirut 2010;
National consultant for the World Food Programme for the Project on Economic Benefits of Flour Fortification in Egypt: Applying Global Evidence to the National Environment (2010);
International Consultant, European Training Foundation, Torino, a regional project on Women and Work (2008)
Trainer in workshops such as: Workshop on Population Strategy for the Higher Council of Population, Jordan (2009); Course Workshop on Inter-linkage of population and socio-economic variables , Minstry of Planning and UNFPA,Syria (2009);
The Arab Migration Course, CARIM, Mediterranean University, Robert Shuman Institute, July, Florence, Italy (2006, 2007, 2009)
Partipated in international conferences and meeting such as: The Global Development Network Conferences Higher Meeting for Employment (2009); ILO, Beirut (2009);
Regional Conference on Governance in Higher Education, World Bank, Marseille (2009)
Productions and works: 
Contributor to and author of a number of reports including:
UNDP Cairo ,Contributor to the Progress Report of the Millennium Development Goals in Egypt (Goal 8) (2010); The Arab Human Development Report, Goal 3 and Goal 6 for the UN Economic and Social Committee for Western Asia (2009);
ILO, Geneva ,PI for the Paper Growth, Economic Policies and employment linkages: The case of Egypt (2009)
Has many publications to her name, including: Migration and Financial Flows, the Egyptian Case, Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration, CARIM Research Report (2009);
Voluntary Health in Egypt, in Alexander Preker in Peter Zweifel and Omno Schellekens(eds), Global Market place for Private Health Insurance Strength in Numbers, World Bank Publications (2008);
Temporary and Circular Migraiton in Egypt, CARIM Analytical and Synthetic Notes (2009)


Award from Cawthar Organization for a paper on ”Liberalization Policies and Women Economic Participation” (2005)
Study Tour to University of Berlin, Hannover, Bilkent,Cologne.....)
Academic Exchange to the University of Hannover (University of Hannover & Cairo University) (1999)